Historic Reaves Chapel A.M.E. Church in Navassa, a Gullah Geechee heritage site in active preservation. Photo: Brunswick County NAACP

North Carolina’s Gullah Geechee communities and heritage will be the focus of a virtual meeting set for 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 28 with the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.

Members of the public are invited to join and present information on programs, projects, and issues of concern relating to the state’s Gullah Geechee communities and heritage.

The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor is a National Heritage Area established by the U.S. Congress to recognize the unique culture of the Gullah Geechee people who have traditionally resided in the coastal areas and the sea islands of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The National Heritage Area program is managed by the U.S. National Park Service.

All persons, community groups, government agencies and those working on preservation, economic development, education, interpretation, research, coastal resilience and other programs and projects relating to South Carolina Gullah Geechee heritage are encouraged to share their work at the virtual meeting, officials said.

Those interested can request time on the agenda by calling the commission’s office at 843-818-4587 or by emailing Angel Parson at aparson@gullahgeecheecorridor.org.

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